Sunday, 30 September 2012

S&M at... Ess & Emm

Last weekend I was invited to a very dear friend's 50th birthday party, held at the fabulous Ess & Emm dungeon in lovely Warwickshire.  For those who may be not aware, Ess & Emm usually caters for those seeking a delightful and debauched B&B getaway for libertines, but on this occasion was the venue for the birthday celebration.

Knowing that there would be a few submissives there, I chose a little lingerie outfit that allowed plenty of movement - I didn't want to be wearing anything that may constict my 'caning' arm, as I had a feeling that the birthday boy would prove to be a recipient of a few lashes.  So, in corset, stockings, high-heeled ankle boots and barely-there bra, I joined the celebrations at the dungeon.

Dexi - Lingerie, Stocking and High Heels
And it was definitely a night for libertines - and I definitely indulged in some of my favourite vices.  At the request of a willing gentleman submissive I indulged in some erotic CBT - that's not this CBT, by the way, but this CBT - even though you could call it therapy of a kind.  He came equipped too - his bag included horse-brush, clothes pegs, candles (for a delightful hot-wax treatment) and sandpaper, which, ironically, was similar to the contents of my shopping basket on my last trip to B&Q - I'll never see the store in the same way again.  To finish off, I introduced the excited chap to some electrical stimulation, which had him yelping and jumping - similar to the way I behave whenever I'm in Agent Provocateur.  Afterwards, he was kind enough to introduce me to his lovely long-legged wife.  She, of course, didn't get quite the same treatment - it was definitely more gentle and playful...

The birthday boy himself got his particular wish - 49 strikes of the cane, the 50th was given as my choice.  I chose to test the remaining nerves of his bruised buttocks with the point of my high heels.  Did I get him a present apart from this?  Of course - a couple, in fact.  He was very happy with them - he seemed to play with them a lot.

Dexi - A couple of presents for the birthday boy
Speaking of birthdays, did I mention.... oh, I did... I'm still hoping that the Morgan-owning gent with a penchant for Yorkshire Strumpet will be in touch to whisk me away to Harvey Nicks, of course.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Tarts, Stars and Cars

I've already received a couple of invites to various events over the next couple of months, but was very surprised to receive an invitation last week for the 9th September, when a dear friend and his gorgeous wife presented me with a lovely early birthday present (yes, it's that time again, hint hint!) - a ticket for a day out at Carfest North arranged by Chris Evans on the Sunday.  Cars, music and food - what more, apart from dresses and shoes, does a lady need?  Oh, apart from that, of course.

Firstly, though, speaking of that, I'm glad that I changed that rickety bed as I'm sure it would have collapsed by now, after some recent energetic exertions.  With a spare day on the Saturday before Carfest North, I decided it was time for a shopping trip into Manchester, something I haven't done for nearly six months.  I shimmied into a slinky dress, popped on my high-heels, and headed off to the big city.  I suppose that now I'm working from Cheshire I can no longer class myself as a Manchester tart.  However, on arrival in the city centre I did see this which made me smile and made me consider if I should have patented the name...

Dexi - the gorgeous Manchester Tart
I didn't buy one, though - I can easily think of a few other Manchester Tarts that I'd rather be licking and munching on.  Mmmm... tarts.... yummy.

I did treat myself to a few lovely and very sexy dresses on the day, but a girl like me is always on the lookout for shoes.  It was with this in mind that I strolled into Harvey Nichols.  Harvey Nichols, in my view, has always lingered behind Selfridges for it's shoe collection... but not any more.  The escalator in Harvey Nichols took me to Dexi-heaven on the first floor...

Dexi - Harlot Heaven at Harvey Nicks!
Yes, the utterly amazing Christian Louboutin has opened up a proper display in the store.  My favourites were the tartan ultra high-heels.  Did I say my birthday is coming around again?  No?  Well, my birthday is coming around again, so if any gentlemen out there really want to treat me, then I've an idea where we can go. 

It was a shopped-out Dexi that awoke on Sunday morning, where I was whisked away to Cholmondeley Castle for Carfest North by my lovely hosts for the day.  The weather was wonderful, which meant that my choice of outfit for the day was a vintage Hawaiian dress that I bought from Twinwood, with high heeled sandals (in order to cope with the rough ground).

Dexi - Carfest North 2012
It was a great show, especially considering that it was the first year of the event.  Highlights, in no particular order - Pimms, the Lancaster, Razorlight, the roar of the cars on the hill course, the Vulcan, Pimms (again), and the truly fantastic Morgan stand.  Did I mention my birthday...?  Oh, I did.  Anyway, if any gentlemen really, really want to treat me, can I suggest being collected in this....

Dexi - Morgan Aero Coupe at Carfest North - it's mine 'cos I licked it
...and then being chauffeured (preferably at high speed) over to the Louboutin store in Harvey Nichols.  My absolutely favourite car of the show.  However, the real highlight, in truth, was the Vulcan bomber.  I've seen this before at the Goodwood Revival, but never as low as it flew at Carfest.  Not only that, but as the pilot piled on the power to pull away from it's dive the ground shook with the force.  I understand that more than a few car-alarms were set off in the nearby car-park!  Truly amazing.

I must take this opportunity to thank the lovely couple who gave me this present - in return I'll make sure you have some lovely memories too when we next meet... stockings and my harlot-red silk dress for starters...?

Of course I'm back now, er, beavering away in Altrincham, so if you fancy a bit of Manchester Cheshire Tart, you know who to call!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Terrific Twinwood

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent the Bank Holiday weekend in Bedfordshire - or more accurately at the one-time site of the Twinwood Airforce base.  Famous for being the airfield that Glenn Miller took off from on his fateful and last flight, it is now the location of the utterly fabulous Twinwood Festival, which is a celebration of the music and styles of the the 1940's and 1950's - perfect for me, as these are my favourite fashion decades and also the periods of some of my favourite music. 

Dexi - Twinwood 2012
 As a frequent visitor to the Goodwood Revival and knowing how busy these events get, I made sure that I arrived at the festival nice and early on the Saturday morning - in fact, just as the gates were opening, which was ideal.  A couple of very early morning shower spells made me wonder if the sun would make a visit, too, and I'm pleased to say that it did.  I very slightly miscalculated the terrain, however - it was definitely not as firm under foot, or should I say 'under the heel', as I was expecting.  Much of the original airforce base has disappeared, leaving only cindered tracks between the remaining original buildings.  As usual I only took my high heels (then again, I don't actually have any flat shoes anyway) but stayed undaunted and remained in my heels for the two days that I was there.  I did replace my original spike heels with more sensible Vivienne Westwood heels for the second day, though.

Dexi - Twinwood 2012 Chevrolet, Museum details and Twinwood market
Twinwood has lots to offer for a gal with money in her vintage purse - lots of fantastic stalls of original and reproduction retro clothing, furniture, uniforms and memorabilia.  I managed to get myself a couple of great bargains - a gorgeous Hawaiian-style dress for summer (or what's left of it) and a beautiful two-piece 1950's outfit (perfect for Mad Men!), and no doubt they will feature in some blog pictures soon.  Like the Goodwood revival, there were also lots of beautiful classic cars and some truly gorgeous hot-rods.  My particular favourite was the fern-green Chevrolet - in right-hand drive, no less, being originally from South Africa. 

Dexi - Twinwood 2012 favourites, especially the green Chevrolet
 Apart from all this, there is of course the music.  I was especially honoured to meet John Miller, the nephew of the great man himself, who fronted the John Miller Orchestra and perfectly recreated many of the big band sounds of the era.  I have to confess to meeting him under slightly odd circumstances - I realised on my last night there that I didn't have a picture of me in one of my new outfits - I saw a very dapper gentleman buying some fish and chips from a stall and asked him to take my photo - yes, he turned around and it was Mr Twinwood himself.  A perfect gent, of course - and I hope you enjoyed your supper, Mr Miller!  One of the main highlights though had to be the stupendous Max Raabe and the Palast Orchestra - who says Germans don't have a sense of humour?  Not only brilliantly funny but superb musicians, too.

Dexi - Twinwood 2012, museum and more lovely cars
Particularly sobering among the dancing, fun and drinking of the weekend was a visit to the on-site museum, that showed again just what some of the older generation lived through, fought for and endured through those dark years of the Second World War.  I especially looked at some of the 'medical' instruments on display and thought that they more resembled torture devices - in fact I was pretty sure that I had used some in my time as a professional Dominatrix.

It was a weekend I won't forget, and have already pencilled it into my 2013 diary.  I am back in Manchester now, of course, and once again providing my own brand of entertainment in Altrincham.  However, the party-season is already approaching, with invites to fetish clubs and vintage events to attend.  I will, as always, keep you posted!